Category: Health Decisions

How to Nurture Your Brain

I’m happy to announce the publication of a literature review from a collaboration with my colleagues Raffaella Misuraca and Silvana Miceli from the Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy: Misuraca, R., Miceli, S., & Teuscher, U. (2017). Three effective ways to

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Valentine’s Special: Chocolate and Coaching

I’m offering a new coaching package for couples. Could you use some help improving your shared time management, figuring out priorities, getting better organized together? If you sign up for your first exploratory Strategy Session before Valentine’s Day, you’ll receive a box

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Posted in Achieving Goals, Counseling/Coaching, Decision-Making, Financial Decisions, Health Decisions, Problem Solving

Decision Skills Matter

To what extent do decision skills matter in real live? Do these skills actually lead to better decision outcomes and fewer unpleasant life events? Or, more specifically: do people who perform better on hypothetical decision tasks also make better real-world decisions, to the extent

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New Productivity Coaching Group

Time is our most precious resource – are you getting the most out of yours? Or are you ready for a change?  My next productivity coaching group will come in a new format, starting with one-on-one sessions and an in-depth

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Posted in Achieving Goals, Career Decisions, Counseling/Coaching, Decision-Making, Health Decisions, Procrastination, Productivity, Self-Assessments

Numerical Skills for Financial Decisions

Relatively few people own private long-term care insurance, even though long-term care is one of the largest financial risks currently facing older people. A new study suggests that poor numerical skills may explain a part of that phenomenon: people with better numerical skills

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Instead of a Book Recommendation

This month I’m recommending an article instead of a book, by Gigerenzer and his colleagues, who have been pioneers in advocating for statistical literacy: Gigerenzer, G., Gaissmaier, W., Kurz-Milcke, E., Schwartz, L. M., & Woloshin, S. (2007). Helping Doctors and Patients Make Sense

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Medical Decision: What Would You Do?

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Medical Decisions: How to Judge Risks

Thanks for submitting your answer to the poll! The question was: Would you get a cancer screening done if it reduced your chance of dying from this type of cancer by one third? If you were undecided, you may have wanted more information about

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Book Recommendation: The Upside of Irrationality

Dan Ariely (2011). The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic. Dan Ariely is a great thinker, scientist and story-teller. In this book, he weaves personal anecdotes and research findings together to help us gain insight into our

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Quote for February – Don’t Argue

“If reason conflicts with a strong emotion, don’t try to argue. Enlist a conflicting and stronger emotion.” — Gerd Gigerenzer   Share this…

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